Yesterday, I announced that a short story of mine had been accepted for publication. As a bonus, I found out that I get to supply a short bio and answer some questions. Of course, I plan to submit a totally ficticious biography describing me as a left-handed, free-thinking Methodist with a proclivity for public outbursts in pig Latin. Okay, so that last part is true. Oway ymay!
Here are the questions I have been asked to answer …
The story has quite a bit of humor sprinkled throughout. Is that typical of all your work? Who or what influenced you to see the world in that light?You indicated that this is your fifth story written. What made you start writing stories?You seem to understand the problems of an aging busker. Do you know a busker personally?
I’m disappointed that one of the questions wasn’t “Boxer or briefs?” I was a low-rise briefs guy for many years. How I fathered any children at all is a mystery to me and a testament to my early-life virility. These days, definitely a boxers guy, although there was a brief (no pun intended) commando period that absolutely nobody wants to hear about.
I’ll do my best to address the actual questions posed.
Question #1: The story has quite a bit of humor sprinkled throughout. Is that typical of all your work?
Answer #1: Obviously not if you read this blog.
Question #2: Who or what influenced you to see the world in that light?
Answer #2: My doctor and the prescriptions he wrote for me.
Question #3: What made you start writing stories?
Answer #3: It was the result of demands from a hostage situation.
Question #4: You seem to understand the problems of an aging busker. Do you know a busker personally?
Answer #4: Aging Buskers is the name of my band.
Well, that was surprisingly easy. I hope it was informative for all you busy-bodies and aging buskers out there.